Northwest Clerks Institute
2019 Pacific Northwest Clerks Institute
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Location: University of Puget Sound - Tacoma, Washington

Professional Development I

June 2-7, 2019

Professional Development II

June 9-14, 2019

Professional Development III

June 16-21, 2019

Professional Development IV

June 10-13, 2019

Invest in Your Future—Attend the 2019 Northwest Clerks Institute

All successful professionals sharpen their skills on a regular basis. Your job is multi-faceted and changing. New citizen demands, legal changes in procedures and new information technologies have increased the pace of your work and require you to plan and expedite many different tasks at once. You are the citizen‘s first point of contact in your local jurisdiction, and your elected officials count on you to make sure that your public meetings, records, elections and other special projects operate smoothly.

The job of Clerk is not getting any easier and you know the importance of keeping abreast of the latest issues and trends. The best way to do just that is by investing in continuing education and obtaining certification as a CMC and MMC. The Northwest Clerks Institute provides a comprehensive curriculum in public administration management, technical skills and professional/personal development.

The Institute experience is a unique combination of state-of-the-art classroom training, high impact networking, and one-on-one mentoring with municipal leaders and instructors. The professional friendships you will develop at the Northwest Clerks Institute will prove invaluable over the course of your career.

Decide to make a difference in your organization, career and future. Join us at the Northwest Clerks Institute. 

The Value of the Institute

Strong curriculum builds your management skills:

  • Leadership development classes help you manage more effectively
  • Practical courses target areas such as financial management, records management, legal issues, and other topics critical to your success

Learn from Professional Faculty:

  • Local government leaders share their expertise
  • Small class sizes enhance the interactive experience
  • Dynamic speakers, trainers and consultants facilitate sessions and class discussions

Peer relationships are fostered:

  • Participants make new connections and renew old ones, creating a strong professional support system
  • Best practices and proven solutions are shared among participants and faculty.

The Institute focuses on issues critical to maintaining effectiveness in the public sector and the professional Clerk’s role in those processes. Sessions will provide both overviews and in-depth examinations of issues in public administration, interpersonal communications, and special topics related to Clerk operations.

Participant Testimonials

The Week at the Northwest Clerks Institute 

PD I, PD II, and PD III 
The program begins on Sunday afternoon at 1:00 pm with an Institute orientation, a learning session and time to get acquainted with other Institute participants and leaders. Learn the lay of the campus and how to get the most out of your time at the Institute. An opening reception will be held on Sunday evening. The Institute ends on Friday at noon.

The program begins on Monday afternoon at 1:00 p.m. There will be a reception on Monday evening. The Academy ends at Noon on Thursday.